dianhydrogalactitol

Definition / meaning of dianhydrogalactitol

A bifunctional hexitol derivative with potential antineoplastic activity. Dianhydrogalactitol alkylates and cross-links DNA via an epoxide group during all phases of the cell cycle, resulting in disruption of DNA function and cell cycle arrest.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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